Nimitz High School beats the blues with a live musical presentation at the Dallas House of Blues to understand African American culture and history through music.
Online PR News – 27-January-2012 – – Empower American Children (EAC), a non-profit organization working to inspire youths in Dallas to follow their dreams, supported students from Irving ISD’s Nimitz High School to attend the Blues SchoolHouse program. Students witnessed a live, interactive musical presentation at the Dallas House of Blues on the blues from its roots in African musical traditions to contemporary music, including jazz, R&B, rock and roll, soul, funk and rap.
The Nimitz High School visit to the Blues SchoolHouse program would not be possible without the charitable gift from Joy Goodrum, a graduate of Irving ISD that was inspired to give back. In addition, Annissa Macon, Vice Principal of Nimitz High, and her team of very dedicated teachers worked together with EAC to give their students a special learning experience.
The Blues Schoolhouse Program is a unique interactive program presented by the International House of Blues Foundation designed to foster multi-cultural awareness and promote racial harmony through educational outreach focusing on the social, spiritual and artistic legacy of the blues. The presentation inspires kids to consider the role of both individuals and movements in bringing about social transformation and musical innovation.
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About Empower American Children
EAC is a charitable organization bringing programs for life skills and character development to Dallas area High Schools. Empower American Children partners with community role models who share our vision of building dreams in the hearts and minds of young people. To learn more, please visit http://www.EmpowerAmericanChildren.org.
About International House of Blues Foundation
IHOBF reaches thousands of students, teachers and others annually nationwide with arts and cultural educational programming that promotes cultural understanding and encourages creative expression. IHOBF programs are primarily offered to 5th-12th grade students and teachers in IHOBF locations and are made available to other youth, adult and community groups. To learn more, please visit: http://www.ihobf.org.